Investigators have not yet located a 23-year-old Ontario woman who is wanted in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, but Ketra Siuce-Hale's vehicle was found in Payette on Tuesday, Malheur County Sheriff Brian E. Wolfe said. A tip led to the recovery of the 2000 blue Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Siuce-Hale was charged Monday with first-degree manslaughter, and a bench warrant has been issued for her arrest.
Mark Rogers was stabbed at 5017 Hyline Road in Ontario early Monday morning. The sheriff's office says the 26-year-old was at the home of his ex-girlfriend and their child when Siuce-Hale showed up with others.
Siuce-Hale and Rogers got into an argument, and she stabbed him one time in the upper body, Wolfe said. Someone who was there called 911 at 12:38 a.m., while transporting Rogers to the hospital in Ontario. An ambulance met up with the car, and Rogers was taken to St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He was pronounced dead at Saint Al's.
Wolfe said an autopsy on Rogers is scheduled to be done this week in Portland.
Siuce-Hale, who lived with Rogers in Ontario, is believed to have stabbed him on the arm on one prior occasion recently, the sheriff said.
"Two or three weeks ago, he had suffered an assault from her some type of a stab wound," he said. "It must have been minor because it didn't require professional medical attention."
Siuce-Hale had a run-in with the sheriff's office on Dec. 30, when she was cited for possessing less than 1 ounce of marijuana. She is not a stranger to law enforcement in Idaho. Her criminal record includes convictions on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, DUI, and driving without privileges.
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